Flipping Clinical Practice In a Nursing Program
Abstract: Flipping Clinical Practice In a Nursing Program Krista Lussier Thompson Rivers University Canada firstname.lastname@example.org The role of the nurse educator in the clinical setting is multifaceted; however the most critical role is to ensure that students can practice safely in the clinical setting (Benner, Sutphen, Leonard & Day, 2010). Traditionally, the first day in a new practice setting is not on the unit but instead in a classroom like setting for the purpose of orientation. Faculty must ensure that students understand the patient/client population, scope of practice, documentation requirements, goals/objectives of the learning experience. Too often orientation ends up not meeting the needs of the students, not attending to adult learning principles and not meeting the objectives of preparing the student for the clinical setting. Chickering and Gamson’s Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education provide the framework for flipping clinical practice orientation.